A chimpanzee is a type of monkey that is closely related to humans. Chimpanzees are the closest living relatives of humans, and they share a lot of our same characteristics.

  • chimps are very social animals, and they often live in groups.

  • chimps are very intelligent, and they are able to learn new things quickly.

Definition of chimpanzee


intelligent somewhat arboreal ape of equatorial African forests


chimp, pan troglodytes

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Example Sentences for chimpanzee

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    Among the predators of these monkeys is the Common Chimpanzee.

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    The other is the Common Chimpanzee.

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    About the chimpanzees, you miss the point.

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    The social behaviors of chimpanzees and bonobos are different.

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    A troupe of chimpanzees emerged from the forest beyond the river.

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    One of the first findings at the center concerned chimpanzee vocalizations.

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    He is also the founder and president of the Wild Chimpanzee Foundation.

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    The brain of a chimpanzee is about half the size of the human brain.

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    The chimpanzee is believed to be the closest living relative of human beings.

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    The grips of the chimpanzee therefore differ profoundly from these of humans.